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Who flew with the first kite?

Updated on August 16, 2015
Before the invention of airplanes, kites were used for military purposes. A kite, for example, was 11 meters long and could take a man from 30 meters inthe air.

History kite is so long that no one knows exactly who invented. Some say that a Greek named Archytas, who lived in the 4th century somewhere I.Hr was first invented, but kites floated in eastern countries long ago.

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In China, the dragon has always been an important element in the festivities. On day nine of the new moon is a great celebration called "The Feast of High Flight". The sky is streaked with a myriad of kites of all shapes and sizes. Many of the kites in the shape of a fish, frogs and birds. This is not a festival just for children, but also adults participating in the games, they even fight with kites, kite has a glass where sharp tip and is used to cut the cord the other opponent.

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Kite Flying Contest, Beer Festival Show, Food Festival Show, Flower Exhibition, Cycling Final and Chess Contest
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In western countries, the kite has been used for more serious things. In 1752, Benjamin Franklin put a kite in a storm silk and used to prove that lightning and electricity are the same. Even before the Franklin High kites with thermometers people to learn about the temperature of the clouds. In the late 19th century kites were too high to measure agenda weather. They were equipped with devices to measure temperature, wind speed and air humidity. Some of them were raised about 4 miles. To achieve this height, more kites were used, attached to one celălalăt. Kite strings were made of piano strings that were so light that a piano wire kilometer Weighing just 7 kg, but they were strong enough to lift 110 kg without breaking.

Before the invention of airplanes, kites were used for military purposes. A kite, for example, was 11 meters long and could take a man from 30 meters in the air.

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